In the 2014 case of R v Benedict ONSC 6898 the defendant, while serving a conditional sentence, committed an aggravated robbery. The Ontario Court of Justice held that the objectives of deterrence and denunciation had satisfactorily been met by a period of 16 months’ jail that occurred between the date of the offence, when the conditional sentence expired, and the trial (para. 15). The court therefore found that a suspended sentence and a three-year probation order, with conditions, was appropriate. The court highlighted that using Gladue principles and restorative justice does not necessarily ‘represent a dilution of the sentencing objectives of deterrence and denunciation’ (para. 17).